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The House I Live In

Published 1945

Frank Sinatra teaches some young boys a lesson about tolerance.

Run time 10 minutes 16 seconds
Producer Mervyn LeRoy and Frank Ross
Production Company RKO Radio Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, B/W


Reviewer: katperrr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2014
Subject: The House I Live In
Inspiring - it's a shame that things have not changed much ;-(
Reviewer: davel4t - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2013
Subject: one step further
I'd like to say how much i enjoyed the video it was truly a blessing and thought provoking.Truly we are living in trying-some times and the hearts of mankind have come a short way from the life intended from above.As i pondered of the video's message for tolerance and reverence of one's individuals plight through life i saw a man standing as a light to others that reasoned and encouraged one another heart and attitudes through acceptance.

Ive discovered the power of acceptance can be a two edged sword... on one side it brings healing and deliverance when received in truth.

On the other side acceptance can be a stumbling block for one's spiritual growth and intended relationship with our creator,when truth is hindered by a com-placed point of view thus keeping the powers of truth from flourishing.

While the video was challenging and positive in many ways it could have easily became phenomenal !

What effect might have taken place in those boys lives and their children s children if Frank had recognized and conveyed that the same messages of tolerance he was illustrating was also nailed to a cross all for loves sake that we all could be redeemed in heart mind and spirit.

Tolerance and respect are nice qualities to have yet Truth is the only everlasting purest possession to live.

Truth often is discarded for many reasons whether it conflicts with our own beliefs,traditions,religions or perspective ...yet truth endures all things all for loves sake.

In the end we all will stand accountable not so much as to what we accomplished or even overcame ,,,but as to how we responded to truth

it is nice to live by the golden rule and there is much to be said for that but in the end we either accept the truth or reject the lie for there is no other way to atone for our sins and short comings but to humble ourselves and rejoice in Gods provisions
Reviewer: Bigfoot_1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 30, 2011
Subject: The facts are a little off ...
I know the intent was to boost morale, but reality is a bit different...

1. The ship was the cruiser Natori, not the battleship Haruna.

2. It was damaged, not sunk.

What thet did'nt say...

They were attacked and shot up by Japanese fighters on the return trip. One man was killed, and the plane on fire. The pilot ordered all others to bail out. Those who got out spent the war as POW's. As the pilot and co-pilot attempted to bail out, the plane exploded and both men died. The piliot, Colin Purdie Kelly, Jr. (July 11, 1915 – December 10, 1941), is remembered as one of the first heroes of the war for sacrificing his own life to save his crew when his plane became the first American B-17 to be shot down in combat.
Reviewer: Dark Moon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2011
Subject: Worth hearing

Following Saloon Singer's comments, it is noteworthy that Sinatra spoke for tolerance and against bigotry in general, not just for his own ethnic group. Compare that to today's "identity politicians" (read: professional victims) who don't give a rat's @$$ for anyone or anything outside themselves and their own groups, and who in their own turn are the very worst of bigots, doing every single thing to other people that they claim is being done to them. We hear a lot about feminism and racism, these days, about "The Patriarchy" and "white bre(a)d." Meanwhile, "humanism," or anything synonymous with it, seems to have entirely disappeared from public discussion. Thumbs up to Frankie for this breath of fresh air, regardless of whatever else he did or may have wanted to do in his life. Instead of "consider the source," try considering the message.
Reviewer: sciwriter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 27, 2011
Subject: outstanding
Same impact as when I saw it as a kid in 1940's.
Reviewer: saloon singer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 27, 2011
Subject: Frank Sinatra the youth leader
Sinatra's impetus for making this film no doubt stemmed from his own experience of anti-Italian prejudice in his youth. As the first teen idol and one who had political and social opinions, he often spoke to students about brotherhood as it was called in the forties. This incited the ire of the Hearst press as did his support for FDR's fourth term. Throughout the fifties and sixties, Sinatra insisted on equal accomodations for black entertainers in Vegas and marched in Alabama with his friend Jilly Rizzo. Of course, Jilly brought along his brass knuckles,'Just in case those mothers want to try anything.'
Reviewer: ultimatebozo - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2010
Subject: interesting
to me,theres something rather ironic about a tolerance sermon from a mafia want to be such as mister sinatra. an interesting tidbit of film -thanks for uploading :)
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